What’s for breakfast?

After a conversation with a new vegan friend about breakfast he inspired me to write up a blog post. What does one eat for breakfast? Well, it’s just a matter of substitution and prep.

Here’s my top 10 Gluten free and Vegan breakfast ideas:

1. Instant oatmeal
Personally, I love Glutenfreeda oatmeal, less calories than most and quite tasty!

2. Vega shakes
So good for you and has your daily recommended everything. Seriously, you could live off this stuff, don’t let people tell you you’re going to miss vitamins and minerals; you can’t go wrong with Vega.

3. Waffles
Oh, so tasty! Nature’s Path and Van’s are super good and make excellent peanut butter and jam sandwiches!

4. Cereal and “milk”
Be it gluten free cereal and milk alternative this classic favorite does exist with substitutions. I’m fond of Nature’s Path Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise and So Delicious Coconut Milk Vanilla flavour.

5. Toast and topping
Whether you’re in the mood for a peanut/almond/whatever butter or “cream cheese” there are so many products out there. I’m a fan of Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, cream cheese, holy cow it’s amazing. Earth Balance is also a great butter substitute that doesn’t lack in the taste department.

6. Breakfast burrito
I think I’ve seen this breakfast option in many recipe books, but its often with egg and sausage. The vegan option isn’t too difficult. Beans are an awesome source of protein and fibre. Sauté some beans, mushrooms, onions and you’re set. Mind you, you might want to skip the onions if you’re going to an office. The gluten free option is either, avoid a wrap or find a friendly one, if you have another method let me know? Rice paper wrap? Lettuce leaf? That lends itself to another burrito indeed. I love a bit of salsa and Sriracha!

7. Natural bars
Larabars are awesome and totally tasty. I’ve had them for breakfast a few times. Easy to grab and go.

8. Pastries
Muffins, pancakes, French toast – all can be vegan and gluten free, just a bit of prep work. You can use banana instead of eggs for the french toast, there are many recipes, blending ingredients then dip. I haven’t bought any of these items, so I can’t recommend anything.

9. Hash browns
Easy and again just some prep to cut the potatoes and onion, or as you wish. There are ways to get that greasy breakfast feel minus the meat. Cavendish hash browns are gluten free and come in two flavours. With a side of beans and fruit, fantastic!

10. Non traditional breakfast
Pizza, tacos, and spaghetti. I’ve had all of these for breakfast at some point and I’m sure I will have them again. I’ve made gluten free vegan pizza with El Peto pre-made crust, tomato paste, Daiya cheese and mushrooms. Tacos I’ve posted about before and spaghetti is self explanatory.

I try to avoid the fake meat items, I don’t really miss meat, why would I want to simulate it. For beginners, it might be helpful for the transition.

Happy eating!


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